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How To Unblock Your Down Pipe

The most effective way of preventing a blocked downpipe is to have your roof gutter cleaned regularly. You may even do the flushing with your garden hose. Or you can buy a water jetter from your hardware store to clear a blocked downpipe.

Downpipe is the piping that drains water out of your gutters. It plays a crucial role in drainage, and if improperly installed and there's a downpipe blockage, this can lead to property damage.

You install your downpipe along with the guttering. But downpipes are designed to work as a complete system to allow for fast and easy water drainage, directing the flow and ensuring it goes into the correct stormwater drains.

When the downpipe breaks down or is blocked, it prevents the rainwater from moving freely away from your home and roof. Water will build up in the gutters as it cannot drain away, leading to water damage on your property.

Signs Your Down Pipe Is Blockage

After inspecting the cause of blockage with a CCTV camera, they’ll let you know the process. Once you give them a green signal, they’ll go ahead and work on your outdoor drain and other drainage system. Initially, they will try to clear the drain using a plunger, but if it fails, they will use other tools to remove dirt, grime and tree roots from the drain. 

Next, they will use water jetter by inserting a hose into the pipework and spraying water at a powerful force to clear the blockage from the drain. Our drain unblocking services are backed by a six-month warranty.

We do not charge a fee for inspection, and we promise transparency when it comes to pricing. Also, we’ve served thousands of Australian residents over the years. Hence, you can rest assured that you’re choosing nothing but the best for unblocking the outside drain. Also, our thoroughly trained team of experts is available seven days a week. You can contact us even on weekends.

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We pride ourselves on our proactive commitment toward industry best practises. We play an active role in maintaining the highest standards throughout the plumbing  industry. We have accredited members and longstanding supporters of: 

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Why Is My Down Pipe Blocked

When it comes to downpipes becoming blocked, it's important to understand that this is a common issue that can have serious consequences if not addressed promptly. As the content mentioned, leaves, sticks, and other debris are the primary culprits for causing blockages in downpipes. This is particularly true after storms or during times when the drainage system is under stress.

However, another factor that contributes to downpipe blockages is a lack of regular maintenance. When gutters are not cleaned regularly, they can become blocked, and this increases the chances of the downpipe becoming clogged as well. Over time, organic matter such as leaves and dust can build up, retaining moisture and corroding the steel of the downpipe. This can lead to holes or leakages, causing even more issues.

But the damage doesn't stop there. If a downpipe becomes blocked, it can cause water to back up and overflow, potentially causing damage to gardens, fascia boards, eaves, and even the roof structure itself. In the case of internal box gutters, the consequences can be even more severe, with water dripping onto interior ceilings, furnishings, and carpets, potentially causing expensive and extensive damage.

That's why it's crucial to maintain your gutter and downpipe system regularly. By cleaning your gutters and flushing out your downpipes, you can help prevent blockages and avoid the serious damage that can result from clogs. Additionally, installing guards on your gutters and stormwater grates can further reduce the risk of blockages and minimize the need for repairs. Taking these simple steps can go a long way in keeping your downpipes clear and preventing costly damage to your property.

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If you notice mildew and mould growth on the walls, it indicates a blocked downpipe. The accumulation of dirt, silt, twigs and leaf litter can clog and make the water spill over. This damages the brickwork on the roof and gives rise to moulds, fungi, moisture and dampness.

Furthermore, corrosion can play a part in causing a blockage in your downpipe. Downpipes clogged with leaves and bird nests are susceptible to rust formation as they slowly decompose, weakening the pipe.

Another significant indication of a blocked downpipe is massive puddle marks on your ceilings, which forms when water from the roof leaks into your home. So, if you see any of these signs, it’s best to get professional help to prevent irreparable damage and recurring blocked downpipes.

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Your donation will help us to continue to provide education, resources, and support for those in need. With your help, we can continue to make a positive change in the community and help individuals and families to thrive. We are so thankful for your support and it is because of people like you that we are able to make a real difference in the world.

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We are incredibly grateful for your generous donation. Your contribution will make a significant impact on our organization and the work we do. We rely on the support of individuals like you to help us continue our mission and make a positive difference in the community. Your generosity will help us continue to provide essential services, support programs, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.

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Downpipe Blockage Solution

Rest assured, when you face issues related to a downpipe, our best plumbers will come to your rescue. We use a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning system for gutter clearing and removing the maximum number of debris from your downpipe. This enables us to work at optimal efficiency and provide every household only quality work.

Once we are done clearing your downpipe, we will thoroughly inspect it for leaks or damages. We will then offer you the best budget-friendly solutions for the repair. Regardless of how severe the damage is, we will ensure that we get it fixed with the slightest disturbance from our end.

How Much To Clear Your Downpipe

We like to keep it simple from the start for our customers with an obligation free $0 Call Out. Whether you call us or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

You're in control - if you're happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you're not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future.

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Our Master Plumbers can help you with any plumbing requirements. From repairs and replacements to new installations, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive plumbing service at competitive prices. So, if you’re looking for a ‘plumber near me’, or need 24 hour local plumbing services in Sydney? Why not give Proximity Plumbing a call today.

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Frequently Asked Questions Sydney Strata Plumbing

  • The short answer is: no, here’s why: just like seeing a doctor, a doctor cannot examine you or diagnose you over the phone without a personal examination; its much the same with plumbing, its best we investigate the issue first before providing you with a solution and a price.

    We do this by offering a $0 call-out fee on all jobs, once onsite and have investigated the issue we can then provide a solution moving forward, if approved we will carry out the work, if not there is no obligation - you can find out more about our pricing and the reason why we don't like to provide prices over the phone our pricing page: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/plumbing-prices/

    Unfortunately, too many plumbers will give quotes over the phone. This is entirely unprofessional and no more than a marketing ploy to entice you to engage them to solve your problem. Would you expect a doctor to diagnose a medical condition over the phone? It's easier to diagnose a medical issue over the phone than a plumbing problem, but no doctor will do so without first examining you.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Most people think plumbing is dirty work. Sure, you may have to deal with blocked toilets, sewer lines and drains but there’s way more to this job than toilets and drains. The plumbing industry is very important because, without it, modern life wouldn't exist. More and more residential, commercial and industrial areas are being build up, and problems with drainage, sewer system, pipes and other plumbing problems appear too frequently. As such, plumbers are required to install, as well as repair and maintain these systems regularly and efficiently.

    As we must say, there are pros and cons of being a plumber. People's perception of the plumbing industry does change dramatically from time to time. Plumbing is a physically demanding job and you have to be fit and strong to do it. You have to work in extreme conditions. It's dirty and can be dangerous yet, it is a rewarding job.

    To become a good and effective plumber, you need to have various skills and competencies including: problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, safety skills, good communication skills, physical skills and the most important one should be to complete technical plumbing courses.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Yes, you can negotiate with plumbers. However, you need to understand what affects their prices and the strategies they use to set them. There is a balance between negotiating to save money and paying your plumber a decent amount for their professional services.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • Sydney Plumbing Emergencies often happen late at night, early in the morning or on a weekend/public holiday? These problems always seem to come at the worst possible time. For this reason, there are often plumbers who will take advantage and advertise rates that are often too good to be true in the hope you book them in and then, once
    locked in, jack the prices up, usually 2-5 times the regular rate.

    For all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we charge a flat fee between $250 - $350 + GST, which covers the after-hours call out to your door and will usually cover the minimum costs associated with making the property safe as this is our number one priority. Once onsite, you will never pay any extra rates for after-hours services. From midday to
    midnight, the rate you pay will stay the same as if the works were done during regular operating hours.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • The best way to find the plumber is through a trusted referral; often, it is best to engage a Sydney plumber with whom someone you know already has been involved with and has used. If you do not know a trusted local plumber, the next best thing you can do is check their credentials and do research online and check their reviews.
    Online reviews are a great way to gauge if a plumber's previous clients were satisfied with the quality of their products and services, check out Proximity plumbing reviews.

    Furthermore, evaluate only plumbers who can deliver proof of insurance and business registry. In some circumstances, you can also ask the plumber how long he has been in the plumbing industry. The more experience the plumber or company has - the better the service usually is.

    Our top tip is to check their Google reviews! If a person you trust can recommend a local Sydney plumber they have used in the past, it's a clear indication if the plumber is reliable and worth engaging. Typically a paying customer pays close attention to costs, the quality of the service, and the value they receive and often will go out of their way to share their experience with a local plumber in Sydney.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

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  • Like many home improvements, there are some regulations on DIY plumbing at your homes. These regulations detail what you are permitted to do by yourself and what you must call professional plumbers to handle. These regulations are not mere recommendations; rather, they must be followed under the Australian Law and Regulations. This is for your safety, only licensed plumbers can legally handle most plumbing problems, which can carry serious risks if not done correctly.

    What DIY Plumbing can you do yourself?

    These are the plumbing problems which you are permitted to handle by yourself.

    • Shower head replacement
    • Irrigation systems downstream from a tap, or an isolating valve.
    • Changing a tap washer
    • Replacement of caps on the openings on sanitary drains.
    • Maintenance and cleaning of ground level grates to traps on the drains.
    • DIY drain clearing with a plunger or drain snake

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • The cost of hiring a plumber will depend on the scope of work, your location and their level of experience. There are simple plumbing jobs such as tap repairs to more complicated ones like a burst pipe. There are plumbing tasks that are calculated on an hourly basis while others offer flat rates based on the scope of the job. Always ask for itemised quotations to plan your budget and avoid pricing surprises.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • We encourage that if it's a bigger job like a sewer rehabilitation or Pipe Relining to get multiple quotes and compare apples for apples. This way, you can see the difference that sets us apart from every other plumbing company & so you can see we are generally providing you with tremendous service, prices, and ultimately great value.

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    Remember these three golden rules

    1. No professional plumber can ever give you a price over the phone without an on-site diagnosis just like no doctor could ever diagnosis a patient on the phone.

    2. The old saying, “too good to be true” sums it up! do your research & shop local

    3. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little- licensed vs unlicensed plumber blog here.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • There are many industries that require the services of trained plumbers. Therefore, the demand for skilled plumbing services is increasing.

    Plumbing is on the top list of jobs that are in high demand in Australia at the moment. It’s a simple supply and demand case. That’s why territories around Australia need highly qualified plumbing professionals that can work on any task such as tap repairs or drainage systems. Plumbing is a regulated and licensed trade, which allows workers to work their way up to a master plumber.

    In big cities like in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney territories, the development is continuous. Skills of trade workers such as plumbers are required to keep the development moving forward.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • If you’re suddenly in need of a professional plumber, your next thought may be “how much do plumbers charge?” And it’s a fair question - we’ve all heard the horror stories of plumbers ripping off clients left, right and center. 

    How Much Do Plumbers Charge? 

    It is one of the most asked questions in the industry. How much do plumbers charge in Sydney Australia? The answer is: It depends on the company and the service. “Plumbing” is a very general term and covers all things from replacement washers and burst Flexi hoses to a full pipe relining job. Different plumbers will structure their quotes differently, but here’s something to be wary of: super cheap and overly “easy” quotes.

    Proximity Plumbing does not have an hourly rate; we charge by the job. Although this does not appeal to everyone, we have found this is the most transparent way to conduct business. When it comes to plumbing, every job is different. That is why you are calling us in to fix it. We often find we need to see the problem before letting you know how much it will cost to fix it. That is why we offer the complimentary call out, and once we are on-site, we can determine what the job will cost. Each type of job has an upfront fixed price, and we need to determine what that is by conducting a thorough inspection.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • When it's NOT the time to DIY plumbing!

    There’s an awesome sense of achievement when you’ve had a morning of being a handyman or handy woman around the house, fixing things and feeling like Tim the Toolman (for all our growing-up-in-the-90’s readers).

    But when it comes to your home’s plumbing there are a few instances where DIY is not the best course of action. Professional plumbers spend years learning their trade for good reason - those pipes can be tricky!

    So here are 5 times when DIY is not your friend and it’s time to call a professional plumber:

    1. In an emergency situation
    2. If you’re having sewage issues
    3. When you smell gas
    4. You have a leak

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here:

  • We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. (no call out fee plumbers) Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem-free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    We are passionate about making the entire process as transparent and
    straightforward as possible which starts with contacting your local emergency Sydney plumbing company 24 hours a day.

    At the end of the day, all you want is a reliable plumber that is transparent and problem solves your issue and that is exactly what we do and who we are, check out the latest blog on all things you need to know before engaging a Sydney plumber.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.

    We are a genuine 24/7 emergency Sydney plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can for the local community.

    If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or if can find out more ant landlords and tenants via our website link here: 

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